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Stories & Essays
'57 Chevy
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By Gary Moshimer
A Visit to India From America...
_ By Shubha Venugopal
Calista Flockhart and the MySpace Hoax
_ By Michael Frissore
Recollections and Revelations
_ By Elizabeth Harbaugh
Springtime Visits
_ By Phyllis Link
Stupendous Stew
_ By Malerie Yolen-Cohen
The Genius
_ By Ray Templeton
The Stranger Below
_ By Sam Vargo
Truant
_ By Louise Norlie
Vacation
_ By Dan Devine
Vegetarian Rage
_ By John A. Ward
What Might Pass Between Them
_ By Alexandra Leake

Poetry
A Glutton For Truth
_ By Richard Fein
A Question of Proper Form
_ By Richard Fein
Boiler Man
_ By Leland Jamieson
Horizons
_ By Davide Trame
Lioness In Miniature
_ By Grace M. Murray
Outdone
_ By Pete Lee
Real Life Elocution
_ By Richard Fein
Rewriting An Ending
_ By Rumit Pancholi
September
_ By Tim Shell
Seven Ways of Looking at a Full Moon
_ By Naiya Wright
Shalom
_ By Jeanne Hugoe-Matthews
Sideways
_ By Kristine Ong Muslim
Spirit
_ By Patrick Frank
The Empty Spaces After You
_ By Rumit Pancholi
Thesaurus
_ By Ed Higgins
Uncle Zebulon
_ By J.R. Salling

Art & Photography
Dora Calo
Robert Carter
Noah Erkes
Andrew Patsalou
Saulius
Filip Wierzbicki

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Truant
By Louise Norlie


Two schools ago, an art teacher said that it all comes down to elementary shapes. He could understand that. Nose as triangle, head as circle. Although inclined to say no to everyone and anything, he draws people for some man as instructed. Sticks for arms, line for mouth, blanks for eyes. The man looks at the drawing through his bifocals, types a report, and files it away.

A door is unlocked, so he goes out unnoticed. He rides the subway for hours, his face untouchable behind smeared glass. A film scrolls outside his window where bars divide each blurred frame. He rustles the pages of a pulp magazine with his thumb but in the din it makes no sound. In his empty home he poses in front of the mirror, holding a toy gun by its muzzle like a caught fish.

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LOUISE NORLIE's fiction and non-fiction has appeared in numerous magazines, including juked, edifice WRECKED, Bewildering Stories, Static Movement, Long Story Short, elimae, the Angler, Ten Thousand Monkeys, The First Line, and Raging Face. Her work is also forthcoming in Breath & Shadow.

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